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plant search guide

Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earth-wise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.

Common Name Botanical Name Plant Typesort descending Light Plant Images
Bird of Paradise, Red Caesalpinia pulcherrima Perennials Sun Bird of Paradise, Red.  Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Plumbago Plumbago auriculata Perennials Sun/Part Shade Plumbago  Plumbago auriculata
Coralbean Erythrina herbacea Perennials Sun/Part Shade Coralbean Erythrina herbacea
Sage, Penstemon/Big Red Sage Salvia penstemonoides Perennials Sun/Part Shade Sage, Penstemon/Big Red Sage   Salvia penstemonoides
Germander, Green Teucrium chamaedrys Perennials Sun Germander, Green Teucrium chamaedrys
Zexmenia Wedelia texana Perennials Sun/Part Shade Zexmenia  Wedelia texana
Oregano, Mexican Poliomintha longiflora Perennials Sun/Part Shade Oregano, Mexican  Poliomintha longiflora
Sage, Cherry (Autumn Sage) Salvia greggii Perennials Sun/Part Shade Sage, Cherry  (Autumn Sage)  Salvia greggii
Fern, River Thelypteris kunthii Perennials Shade Fern, River     Thelypteris kunthii
Spider Lily Hymenocallis lirisome Perennials Sun/Part Shade Spider Lily   Hymenocallis lirisome